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Thurgood Marshall Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 781 students

 

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Posted July 16, 2013

This school is one of the worst schools n pg county. The teachers have no control over the kids. The principal does not care about his students or there education and the security officers in the school act like they are still children. My daughter was bullied and nothing was done about it. I wouldn't recommend anyone sending there child to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2010

Great teachers,excellent programs, principal a god sent,with strong principles and morals.My son is in honors, Made NJHP.Mentorship, drama, they pratically help me in raising him, thank god since I am a single parent.Never had a problem or concern, staff always there to talk to and return calls.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

I give Thurgood Marshall 4 stars. This is my daughters first year there. I have read about many complaints. The only complaint I have is that alot of the programs planned gets changed around at the last minute. Otherwise, my daughter and nieces are doing excellent in their calsses. They are very active in the school and I have always been welcomed into the school. The principle and staff (especially Ms. Barnes) are great and the school is doing so much to encourage the students to do the right thing. This school takes the children to visit colleges so that they can see what they will have to look forward to in the future. Great school in my eyes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2009

Thurgood Marshall is a great school. As a parent, I am pleased that I can contact my child's teachers 24/7 by email and the teachers respond within moments. Homework, Grades, Attendance and more is all online. Not only are the teachers high-tech, there really do their jobs well. You would want your son or daughter to attend this school. If I had to rate it, I'd give them a 10+
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

I hada great year last year i loved the PTA (Candice Crandal) she always helped me when i needed it.Also i loved my teacher ms.Battle and ms.issac that wa the best 6th grade year i ever had.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 3, 2009

i think Thurgood Marshall Middle School is the best because we top all school!!! ROAR!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2009

I'll miss all the wonderful things at TMMS and did I mention Mrs.Fossett is the best principal that i have incountered. I'm mad that the boundaries were changed. So I now have to goto Isaac ( i don't want to) . P.S Secratary of student Government 08-09sy
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 8, 2009

Orginal comment posted in March of 2008. My hat goes off to Mrs. Fossett. In two years she and her staff have managed to turn this school completely around. Both me and my son enjoyed the time spent at Thurgood. I wouldn't hesitate to send my daughter. Parents...again I encourage you to be involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2008

My son started this school this year. The principal is a marvelous individual and so far i have not had any problems. I believe that training starts in the home and if we as parents teach our kids some discipline and self control then when they are around their peers who are not behaving in a proper manner our kids will not start to adapt the mis-behavoir. Remember parents training starts at home and not in the schools. we have our kids before they start school. Become active in your childs academics, make sure you visit your childs classrooms. I am looking forward to my child having a very progressive academic year at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2008

I had pretty much settled into the thought that PG County schools had nothing to offer my children until I met the Principal at Thurgood Marshall Middle. She is very inspiring and truly has the best interest of the children at heart. I Wish all school administrators could be more like her. I believe that because of the help of very good staff and the PTA my daughter will have a very good two years there. Keep up the good work!! 7th Grade parent:-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2007

The past has dictated that it is terrible and I will be sending a 7th grader there. This will be the first encounter with public schools I just hope I make it through the entire year. The teachers are so uneducated themselves, as their records indicate that they need to be sitting in someones' class themselves. It is a travesty to carry such a prominent name and produce inadequate public citizens. It should be illegal for this school to continue to operate in its present capacity. This public babysitting program needs to be scraped and built from the ground up and I will forward its progress to the proper authorities to see that any and all measures be undertaken to start this process.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2007

I agree with most of the parents this school is a mess. Last year was my childs first year there and she did not learn anything. Now I have to send my son there because of my address. The parents really need to stay involved with your kids. The kids are very disrespectful to the teachers and to each other. I can't speak of every teacher but most of them just come to get paid and not teach. They need to take better control of the school and start teaching our children. The school bus picking up and dropping off is terrible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2006

Poor quality of academic programs. When the principal was addressed with this concern, he brushed me off. The band program was abandoned by the principal when the band teacher was out long term. There is much to be desired at TMMS. I am looking at a private school for next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2006

Low parental invovement. High teacher effort. Low principal leadership. Class sizes are to large. Not enough substitutes, so classes get split among other classes. Large discipline problem, inconsistant inforcement. I will NOT be sending my children back to TMMS next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2006

This was my daughter's 1st year at TMMS and it will be her last. The principal does not seemed to feel the need to meet with parents. You do have some good teachers but not enough. Do not send your child to TMMS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2006

I've read all of the comments made about TMMS and I agree with most. I must say the entire staff is wonderful and because of their hard work I feed them quarterly. Teachers need a pat on the back too. As for the disrespectful children, I feel because of CPA discipline is out the window. The parent involvement truely is disgusting, we need to support our teachers who teach our children, because the children are our future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2005

Unfortunatley, we are not having good beginning yr at Thurgood Marshall. As a parent, I dont feel like some teachers are working with parents to there best. I also know that beginning middle school is totally different from elementary. Overall, I the school a rating of a D. My son will NOT be attending this school next year. It seems that teachers have no controll over some children, causing others not to gain the eduacation needed. I really think the school could use more assistance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2005

I would like to commend the hard working staff at Thurgood Marshall Middle School. The Principal Mr. Adams is committed to the job. The teachers are dear and top notch. This school is on the rebound to the top. It has made great strides in reading and math. The new test scores should be put up as proof.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2005

Based on recent statistics and from first hand knowledge, Thurgood is a pretty decent school that strives on a daily basis to meet the academic and social challenges encountered by the PG school system. What saddens me is the lack of support by TMMS parents. As an active parent I've seen on too many occasions that parents are quick to complain but never want to be a part of the solution. Of the approximate 800 students, only 10 parents are seen on a regular basis, five of which are PTA members, approximately 25 parents attend PTA monthly meetings. TMMS has a very strong, active PTA. Their meetings provide a great opportunity to be a part of the team and learn what's going on at TMMS and in the community. The TMMS students need more parental support and less negative, unsubstantiated energy, as they strive for academic excellence and positive community involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2005

This school is definitely on the road to success! The school experienced a downward shift; however, Principal Adams, his staff, and the PTA have done an excellent job of turning things around. The school's 2005 MSA scores are up and the school met its requirements for AYP. Just like any other school, TMMS has its pool of phenomenal teachers who go above and beyond the call of duty. TMMS also has its pool of mediocre teachers who do just enough to get by and a pool of teachers who have retired on the job and don't exert much effort. The PTA was revitalized during the 2003-2004 school year and continues to make great strides. The PTA offers excellent information on parenting and school activities via its monthly newsletter and provides informative monthly meetings. However, parents do not take full advantage of the wealth of information that the PTA offers.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
30%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 87% 36%
Hispanic 9% 12%
Asian 1% 6%
Two or more races 1% 3%
White 1% 43%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Raynah Adams, IV

Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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